Today my big order from Fire Mountain Beads arrived. No customs fee! :D
It is a bit late but I could not wait and I already put them away in the organizers I bought Saturday. Here they are mixed with others I already had (although the biggest part is new)
The lightning is horrid and the pics are blurry, but I couldn’t help to take these today (I am very impatient ;P). Some of the beads I got next to pieces I want to use them with. Not sure about some of them… input is appreciated ;)
Pearl cabochon… or river stone (the smaller stones) or aragonite (the bigger ones, I think they are too big for this).
The river stones are truly gorgeous, extremely shiny and such a soft and clean cream colour.
On top amazonite, on the bottom aventurine. Maybe I prefer the more opaque amazonite… although it is not a perfect match. It is softer to go with the copper wire.
The coral beads I already had and I tried to match the berries to them, but maybe they need an extra layer (the berries ;P)
Originally I got the oval peridots (to the right) to go with this piece. Maybe they are too clear? The green serpentine stones to the left are a nice match too. To the top, the more perfect beads are glass. I would prefer stone to go with this piece, perhaps.
Grey moonstones (they are so gorgeous moving in the light), river stone, aragonite, aragonite. The two sizes of aragonite are of different procedence and quite different. I originally thought of mixing the moonstones with the smaller aragonite for this piece but now I am not sure anymore. Three beads should dangle from each earring, and the big aragonite seems too big for this.
For my blue grisailles… Top and bottom, glass beads. In between, blue agate (dyed). Hmh. I have several pieces with these colours, and will probably make more, so perhaps I can use all of these.
And this… is for a piece in the works. The idea is for the orange glass beads to have the colour of fire. But perhaps they turned out a little bit too fluorescent? :/ they are to go with these lava beads I already had.